TIME animals

See an Eagle Try to Fly Away From Prince Charles and Camilla

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Chris Jackson—Getty Images Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall react as Zephyr (a bald eagle), the mascot of the Army Air Corps flaps his wings at Sandringham Flower Show on July 29, 2015, in King's Lynn, England.

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Photos taken Wednesday show Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, looking surprised when the eagle mascot for the Army Air Corps, Zephyr, flapped its wings in their faces at the annual Sandringham Flower Show at the Queen’s Norfolk estate.

“That’s why I’m not holding him,” The Prince of Wales said afterwards, according to The Telegraph.

Twitter is having a field day with the puns. A tweet from MSN: “Prince Charles gets in a flap with an eagle”

A Clarence House spokesperson told The Telegraph: “I think the pictures are more dramatic than it actually was.”

TIME animals

Everything Is Awesome When This Parrot Sings ‘Everything Is Awesome’ From the Lego Movie

Will it land a record deal?

Birds on Safari, a pet store in Stuart, Fla., posted a video of a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Princess Yellowfeather that appears to sing “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.

It also sings Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” (Someone let Bridget Jones know so she won’t feel alone!)

And in a June 29 clip, it appears to try and belt out “Close to You” by The Carpenters, specifically the “Why do birds suddenly appear” part of the song.

No word on whether Princess Yellowfeather is producing an album, working on an auto-tuned remix single or at least planning to star in a regular show at Miami’s “Parrot Jungle.”

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Fallon Try to Sober Up a Drunk Ron Weasley on The Tonight Show

To celebrate Harry Potter's birthday

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the comedian brought out a drunk version of Ron Weasley, the hapless redhead from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, to gin up hype for the fictional hero’s birthday, which is July 31.

As expected, “Drunk Ron Weasley” acted like the worst birthday party attendee ever as he proceeded to chug a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, sob about how Hermione left him and make a lot of perverted jokes. Meanwhile, Fallon tried to keep him quiet (and clothed) so that the bad behavior did not ruin the magic of the series.

TIME celebrities

Watch Key & Peele Talk About Teachers in the Same Way SportsCenter Talks About Athletes

Both require training, after all

In a clip previewing Wednesday night’s episode of Key & Peele, the Comedy Central duo discuss teachers as if they were professional athletes. They stage a fake draft at Radio City Music Hall and critique how and why teachers call on certain people in class.

Although it’s all in good fun, the jokes about the salary differences between a teacher and a professional athlete is the most depressing part. Just imagine if a public school teacher could actually sign a contract guaranteeing a $80 million salary over the next six years with a $40 million in incentives based on test scores.

TIME World

Watch 100 Years of German Beauty in Less Than 2 Minutes

Featuring a tribute to the model Claudia Schiffer

A video created by the Seattle-based production company Cut.com aims to showcase the evolution of style in Germany from the 1910s to the present. In a minute-and-a-half clip, model Brooke Williams dresses up like a woman from a 1953 East Germany propaganda poster and the German supermodel, Claudia Schiffer, who was especially popular in the 1990s.

Previous episodes in this “100 years of beauty” series have highlighted different fashion trends in American, Persian, Korean, Russian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, and Filipino cultures.

 

TIME society

Watch These Students Perform a Powerful Haka Dance at a Teacher’s Funeral

An emotional tribute

At the funeral for a New Zealand teacher Dawson Tamatea, who died in his sleep at age 55, students at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in Manawatu performed a haka, a traditional dance and war chant native to New Zealand’s Maori people. (The All Blacks rugby team can usually be seen doing the ancestral tribute before a match.)

The “entire school” performed the emotional tribute as the hearse arrived, according to a description of the video on YouTube. School rector David Bovey described the performance as “spine-tingling” in an interview with ONE News.

 

 

 

 

TIME Sports

Watch a Hero Catch a Foul Ball with One Hand at Fenway Park

And he didn't even spill his drink

The best play of the game at Fenway Park Monday night was not made by the Boston Red Sox or the Chicago White Sox, but by a baseball fan in the upper deck who caught a foul ball with his bare hand — and a drink in the other.

Naturally, the crowd applauded the man, who sat back down and took out his phone, presumably to humble brag on social media.

As far as viral foul ball catches go, this one was impressive, almost on par with the Chicago Cubs fan who managed it while holding a 7-month-old baby or the other Cubs fan who caught the ball in her beer and then chugged the drink. And it’s definitely more graceful than the Angels fan who fell on an elderly woman.

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Go Wedding Dress Shopping With The Bachelorette

Wedding gowns for Kaitlyn, bridesmaid dresses for Jimmy and Guillermo

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez help Kaitlyn Bristowe — who just got engaged to Shawn Booth on The Bachelorette — shop for wedding dresses. As expected, they are pretty useless helpers. Watch as they spend the whole time taking shots and sharing constructive criticism, such as “it’s like you were going to a hooker ballet” (clearly the liquor talking).

And of course, because Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night comedy show, the two wise guys had to try on bridesmaid dresses.

Also on the show: Booth and Bristowe promised to pay the late-night host $1,000 if they split up.

TIME animals

See How the World’s Oldest Panda Celebrates Her Birthday

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Philippe Lopez/AFP—Getty Images Giant panda Jia Jia stands next to her cake made of ice and fruit juice to mark her 37th birthday at an amusement park in Hong Kong on July 28, 2015. It may not be considered a landmark birthday for humans but turning 37 made Jia Jia the oldest ever giant panda in captivity ageing the equivalent of more than 100-years-old in human terms.

She turned 37 — or about 110 in panda years, according to Guinness World Records

While some humans might dread turning 37, it’s a record birthday for one giant panda.

On July 28, Jia Jia celebrated turning 37 — or about 110 years old in panda years — with a bamboo and vegetable ice cake at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Guinness World Records has recognized the giant panda for setting two records — one for the “oldest panda ever in captivity” and one for the “oldest panda living in captivity.”

Born in 1978, Jia Jia was given to Hong Kong in 1999 to celebrate the second anniversary of Britain handing over control of the city to China.

She has had six cubs (four are still alive).

These days, Jia Jia is on medication to treat high blood pressure and arthritic pain.

TIME viral

Watch This Adorable Father-Son Duet to ‘Easy’ by The Commodores

Tom Fletcher from McFly belts it out while his baby son Buzz sings back-up

An Instagram video shows a English singer-songwriter hoping to instill a love of music in his son.

Tom Fletcher, a singer and guitarist known for performing with bands McFly and McBusted, recently shared a clip of himself belting out “Easy” by The Commodores while his son Buzz sang back-up.

It is not the first time the little boy has gone viral. In April he posted a YouTube video of the youngster seeing dandelions for the first time and cracking up as the florets blew away in the breeze. It racked up more than 7.4 million views.

Check out the rendition of “Easy” below.

We're feeling easy.

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